Periacanthus Bittner 1875 (spider crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Epialtidae

Full reference: A. Bittner. 1875. Die brachyuyren des Vincentinschen Tertiärgebirges. Denkschriften der Kaiserlicehn Academie der Wissenschaften, Mathewmatisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. Wien 1875:63-106

Parent taxon: Epialtinae according to F. A. Ferratges et al. 2014

See also Beschin et al. 1994, Beschin et al. 2010, Beschin et al. 2005, Beschin et al. 2012, Beschin et al. 2016, Quayle and Collins 1981, Schweitzer et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Actinotocarcinus, Bericirinia, Epialtus, Griffinia, Huenia, Menaethius, Nanomaja, Panticarcinus, Perinia, Pugettia

Subtaxa: Periacanthus dallagoi Periacanthus dallonii Periacanthus horridus Periacanthus ramosus Periacanthus tetracornis

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Type: Periacanthus horridus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Hungary (1 collection), Italy (6), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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